Effects of CBD on Appetite

As we know the body has a built-in endocannabinoid system. This system responds to different compounds in the body through two cannabinoid (CB) receptors, called the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Usually, CB1 receptors exist mainly in the brain and central nervous system and are almost nonexistent in the rest of the body. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, exist throughout the body. However, in some cases, the CB1 receptors can become more widespread, especially in fatty tissue. Because of this, researchers believe that there may be a link between the activation of the CB1 receptors and increased appetite.

The exciting news is if you can block off or deactivate the rogue CB1 receptors then you may be able to naturally reduce appetite or prevent overeating. While CBD does not directly deactivate CB1 receptors it may influence other molecules to block them off. Win!

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